Queensland is on tenterhooks after a new COVID-19 case was found in a four-year-old girl who came in contact with an infected truck driver.
Queensland is on tenterhooks after a new COVID-19 case was found in a four-year-old girl who came in contact with an infected truck driver, but no lockdowns have been announced.
The four-year-old girl, who lives in the Beenleigh area, is the state's one new local case of COVID-19 recorded today.
She is a close contact of the 46-year-old Logan truck driver who tested positive to coronavirus earlier this week.
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The girl is the daughter of an administrative officer who works in the same area of the truck company's headquarters and is a family friend of the truck driver.
Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young said she was "very concerned" about the community transmission as the truck driver had a high viral load.
"I know from the CT value of the truck driver's test result he had a lot of virus there," she said.
"The child didn't, so I'm actually less concerned about the child."
The four-year-old's infection was confirmed yesterday afternoon and forced a childcare centre in Logan to close.
Queensland Health Minister Yvette D'Ath said the girl had been infectious in the community for two days before she got tested.
The child attended The Boulevard Early Learning Centre at Mt Warren Park on Tuesday, August 31 and Wednesday, September 1.
There are concerns other children may be infected as the centre is also used as before and after school care for students from Windaroo State School.
About 30 children attended the before and after school care program.
Anyone who attended the centre this week needs to come forward for testing and isolate with their household at home for 14 days.https://twitter.com/qldhealthnews/status/1433698435618594816
The principal of Windaroo State School has confirmed the school will also shut for 14 days and all school activities will be postponed or cancelled.
Dr Young today said 100 families connected to the childcare and 960 families connected to the before and after school care program had been placed into home quarantine.
She urged anyone living in the Beenleigh, Logan or upper Gold Coast areas to be on alert for symptoms and wear masks.
"This is a really high-risk period for us, but if we manage it and we know we can manage these things, then it will work through," Dr Young said.
New restrictions have been brought in following the child's positive case, with visitor limits in place for aged care facilities, disability services and hospitals in Logan.
The Beenleigh Marketplace has been listed as a casual contact site for Monday, August 30 between 9am and 11.45am, requiring shoppers who attended to get tested.
While anyone who went to Stylish Nails shop at the marketplace must get tested and quarantine at home for 14 days.
However, Dr Young said only one person who attended the nail salon checked in via the QR Code, forcing contact tracers to scour through CCTV to track other customers down.
She is also concerned that not all shoppers checked in to the shopping centre.
"Unfortunately, people didn't use the check-in app," she said.
"It can be fleeting transmission that leads to transmission of the Delta variant. So I am concerned."
Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-queensland-update-four-year-old-girl-positive-covid19-september-4/866b8a64-0bd0-4e09-84c9-a85f91cf1ced